An Open Letter to the President, Subject: Jerusalem

Mr. President:

I am writing to you today about a matter that weighs heavily on my heart. That matter being about the idea to divide Jerusalem. The account of how the Jews came to have the land that is called Israel, where Jeruslaem is, that is given in the Bible is one that I believe to be absolutely true. Therefore, I must warn you about this dangerous course of action you want to take to divide Jerusalem.

The Lord God gave this land to the Jews. It was a private deal between him and Israel. The Lord gave no man the authority to insist that any of it be negotiated away and that includes Jerusalem.

The following account of these actions and what the rest of mankind's reaction to it should be are summed up in these few verses from the Book of Genesis Chapter 12:

1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

I believe that means we are to bless Israel and negotiating away land the Lord gave the Jews is not blessing them. This is a deal that was put in place centuries ago and was intended to last as long as the Earth exist. No man was given the authority to change that. When the Lord puts something in place, only he has the authority to change it.

Your insistance that Jeruslaem be divided is actually getting in the Lord's way and when that happens the Lord has ways of dealing with people that none of us can imagine. You may be successful in your endeavors for a time but there will come a time neither you nor anyone else will know when that time will be, when the Lord will say "Enough is enough." When that happens there will be nothing any human being on the face of this earth will be able to do to help you.

Sue Merriner